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Hello friends! In a nutshell, I am a Christian, mom to 3, homeschooler, musician, and teacher! One of my hobbies is writing about my numerous interests. You may find a couple of my articles under my other Hubpages name Joyful Pamela. I have also written several homeschool articles and free unit studies that have been published at several places over the internet. I have enjoyed making many friends via online and look forward to getting to know you, too!

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  • Antonio Vivaldi ~ Baroque Composer
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    Antonio Vivaldi ~ Baroque Composer

    22 months ago

    Does listening to music of Vivaldi put a "Spring" in your step? Does his music warm your heart like the "Summer" sun? Fall ("Autumn") into your favorite comfy chair and treat your ears to...

  • A Christmas Carol Unit Study
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    A Christmas Carol Unit Study

    21 months ago

    Cool lesson ideas and materials for reading or learning about one of the best Christmas classics ever - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens!

  • Mary Roberts Rinehart: Mystery Author
    6

    Mary Roberts Rinehart: Mystery Author

    23 months ago

    My small tribute to a favorite female mystery author, Mary Roberts Rinehart ...

  • The Ivy Malone Mystery Series
    5

    The Ivy Malone Mystery Series

    23 months ago

    Mystery book series summary!

  • Free eBooks for Reading!
    11

    Free eBooks for Reading!

    3 years ago

    Students who are excellent readers are ones who read frequently! Most schools give a recommend (or required) reading list for their students over the summer months. My teenagers both have lists they must read! In my...

  • The Knight in Golden Fur
    5

    The Knight in Golden Fur

    23 months ago

    Who doesn't love a story about a dog?

  • Christian Easter Crafts
    33

    Christian Easter Crafts

    23 months ago

    Fun ideas for making Christian Easter Crafts for kids, teachers, and parents.

  • Arthur Read by Marc Brown
    11

    Arthur Read by Marc Brown

    22 months ago

    Kids of all ages (and many adults, too) love Arthur! This adventurous 3rd grader along with his family and friends have touched many areas of a child's life through a vast arrangement of topics and story lines. Starting...

  • Anatomy Unit Study Materials
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    Anatomy Unit Study Materials

    21 months ago

    We are learning about the fascinating human body that God created in our school! We use some traditional textbooks, but we also like to watch videos, make combination lapbook / notebooks, reading "living...

  • Take a Look at Creation!
    20

    Take a Look at Creation!

    3 years ago

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ~ Genesis 1:1 God made so many wonderful things, that I can't help but praise Him everyday for surrounding me with their beauty! The Bible tells us in Romans that...

  • Creating Goals
    4

    Creating Goals

    21 months ago

    Happy New Year!! The start of a new year is a wonderful time to sit back and think about creating both personal and professional goals for yourself. It's a time to reflect on what you feel is important and ask yourself...

  • Free Christmas Kindle eBooks
    17

    Free Christmas Kindle eBooks

    21 months ago

    Do you love to read? I do! My family got me a Kindle for my birthday. I was unsure about it at first because, to be honest, I didn't want to spend a lot of money buying eBooks that I could most likely get for free at...

  • LEGO Star Wars Gifts!
    5

    LEGO Star Wars Gifts!

    3 years ago

    What toys do kids of all ages love (including the kids at heart)? Legos and Star Wars toys! When the two joined together ... ahhh, kid toy heaven! Here are some items that fit two of my childrens favorite categories....

  • Best Children's Music CD Box Sets
    11

    Best Children's Music CD Box Sets

    23 months ago

    Looking for excellent box sets of children's music for your child or to give as a special present this year for a birthday or holiday? Take a look at these kid friendly selections! Something for every music lover on...

  • Best Film Music CD Box Sets
    3

    Best Film Music CD Box Sets

    2 years ago

    Looking for excellent box sets of film music for yourself or to give as presents this year? Take a look at these classic selections! Something for every music lover on your list. What are your favorite movie music...

  • Best Rock CD Box Sets
    15

    Best Rock CD Box Sets

    3 years ago

    Looking for excellent box sets of rock music for yourself or to give as presents this year? Take a look at these rockin' selections! Something for every music lover on your list! Find favorite collections of over 30...

  • Sounds of the Aquarium
    6

    Sounds of the Aquarium

    23 months ago

    So many cool creatures to find in an aquarium! Let's explore some fish and reptiles you might find in one with some music to fit the mood of the animals! The French romantic period composer, Camille Saint - Saens, used...

  • Musical Dancing Elephants?
    12

    Musical Dancing Elephants?

    22 months ago

    Learn about a favorite piece of music from Camille Saint Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" in this fun, hands-on music lesson! These activities may be spread over several lesson times depending on the age of...

  • Music for Christians
    17

    Music for Christians

    3 years ago

    As a Christian musician myself, I am always searching for more inspirational music which will be uplifting to any who hear. Please join me in searching for a growing collection of resources for Christian musicians to...

  • Educational Puzzles
    11

    Educational Puzzles

    2 years ago

    Always looking for gifts for children that are really fun but also educational for them in some way? I know that I am. I want to spend my money wisely to give them something they will enjoy. At the same time though, I...

  • Great is Thy Faithfulness!
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    Great is Thy Faithfulness!

    21 months ago

    Great is Thy Faithfulness! God is so awesome! ~ I woke up this morning with this song in my heart and on my mind, so I thought I should share it. You see, I have had a few worldly things on my mind unfortunately that...

  • Around the World in 80 Blocks!
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    Around the World in 80 Blocks!

    22 months ago

    Children and adults love wood blocks! It's amazing how something so simple as a tiny piece of wood can be so much fun and educational at the same time. (That is my favorite kind of toy, you know, as a parent and a...

  • Time for Top 10 Metronomes
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    Time for Top 10 Metronomes

    2 years ago

    Many musicians use metronomes! Why? It's very helpful in keeping musical time. What is a metronome anyway? A metronome comes from the Greek roots metron which means measure and nomos which means regulating. So, it is a...

  • The Kodály Method
    0

    The Kodály Method

    3 years ago

    There are many thoughts and theories behind the methods to teach music. All of them have their strong points, so most music teachers use a combination of methods plus their own personal style. I find that how I teach...

  • My Fat Cat Wants to Get in Shape!
    9

    My Fat Cat Wants to Get in Shape!

    3 years ago

    My cat, Sebastian, is fat. I don't mean to sound insulting, but it is just a fact. He is very much like me in that he loves to eat! The problem is that Sebbie's favorite sport is sleeping, and mine is sitting on my...

  • Crazy Cat Gifts!
    19

    Crazy Cat Gifts!

    2 years ago

    Mee-oooow! Hi, I'm Sebastian, a 13 year old male cat whose favorite things to do in life are eating, sleeping, and cuddling with my mommy. My human family thinks I act crazy sometimes, but if you ask me ... they are the...

  • Marching Bands!
    32

    Marching Bands!

    23 months ago

    Marching Bands are a great community of musicians and friends!

  • Autumn Songs
    22

    Autumn Songs

    21 months ago

    Favorite songs describing the colors and feelings of autumn!

  • A Musical Carnival of the Animals!
    10

    A Musical Carnival of the Animals!

    22 months ago

    A carnival ~ a musical carnival of animals can bring so much excitement! As a professional musician who has performed in this carnival, a music educator who has enjoyed teaching it to children, and a kid at heart who...

  • Snacks for Children
    14

    Snacks for Children

    21 months ago

    The kids just came home from soccer practice, band rehearsal, school, or a friend's house - and they just have to eat something. These growing children are hungry! The problem is that you're busy working yet and don't...

  • Camping Stew
    9

    Camping Stew

    20 months ago

    When our family goes camping every year, we like to create a few favorite meals that are extra special over a campfire! One of the ones that is the easiest and most economical for our trips is what we call stew packets....

  • Pizza Surprise!
    19

    Pizza Surprise!

    21 months ago

    My children love to cook ~ hmmm, or maybe they just like to make a mess in the kitchen! Finding something that is easy for them to make that everyone will eat though can be a challenge sometimes with their differing...

  • Recipes for Children!
    12

    Recipes for Children!

    23 months ago

    Children love to create things in the kitchen! Not only is it fun to measure, mix, and make a mess, allowing kids to cook gives them so many other lifelong benefits. One of my personal goals this year is to teach my...

  • Beautiful Flowers are Blooming!
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    Beautiful Flowers are Blooming!

    23 months ago

    Flowers are one of the most amazing pieces of artwork that God creates for all people! He uses every color imaginable, shapes, styles, sizes, and composition in these beautiful gifts. I am also so impressed with flowers...

  • Awesome Printable Learning Games
    3

    Awesome Printable Learning Games

    22 months ago

    Do you love making learning fun? Me, too! Join me in searching for cool online printable games! Games like free downloadable bingo games, files folder games, puzzles, suduko, and more! ~ Please share your webpages,...

  • Computer Education Resources
    10

    Computer Education Resources

    21 months ago

    About four years ago, I decided that I wanted to learn how to do more than type a simple letter on the computer. Although hubby is very knowledgeable about such things, he goes very fast when explaining them! So, I...

  • Phamous Philadelphia Phoods!
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    Phamous Philadelphia Phoods!

    21 months ago

    Don't worry ~ I can spell correctly! I just get a little excited about my city! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a city with many beginnings in the United States! Some foods were created in the city, others were just made...

  • Pencils, Pencils, Pencils!!!
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    Pencils, Pencils, Pencils!!!

    20 months ago

    A pencil ... a simple everyday pencil ... is something we take for granted. Everyone has one, ten, seventy, or hundreds probably! But what do we know about this common little item? Have you ever thought about how they...

  • Interestingly Unique Music ~ Top 10
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    Interestingly Unique Music ~ Top 10

    2 years ago

    I truly love music in every part of me! I love how it sounds and how it makes me feel. I love to play and create music. It is enjoyable to listen to the many styles of music that are special each in their own ways....

  • Pupcake Cupcakes!
    65

    Pupcake Cupcakes!

    20 months ago

    Pupcake cupcakes, pupcake cupcakes, pupcake cupcakes! Bet you can't say that fast three times! It's okay, I can't say it fast either! Of course, I'm a dog. It's hard to say anything with that big canine tongue. See,...

  • Relaxing Dinner Music
    183

    Relaxing Dinner Music

    21 months ago

    You've worked a long hard day either in an office, at home, or on the road. You drive through busy streets or speeding cars on the highway. You stop at the market for some groceries, swing by the high school to pick up...

  • Inspirational Snowfall
    17

    Inspirational Snowfall

    21 months ago

    As my family and I were watching the blizzards one winter outside our house, we noticed that everything (and I mean everything!) was covered in glistening white, including the air. We could hardly see a few feet ahead...

  • Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study ~ Art
    9

    Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study ~ Art

    3 years ago

    Arts & Crafts are fun for children any time of the year!! You will find a collection of craft ideas for children here along with some links and videos to get your creative juices going. More pages of this...

  • Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study - Language Arts & Mathematics
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    Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study - Language Arts & Mathematics

    22 months ago

    Learning and fun should go hand in hand! Children love to apply their learning to something they relate to, something enjoyable, something that will stick long after the lessons are done. Why not connect a holiday which...

  • Saint Patrick's Day Food
    24

    Saint Patrick's Day Food

    3 years ago

    When studying a holiday or culture, food and cooking are key ingredients for learning! Cooking involves all the senses ~ touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. What a great way to involve children at Saint Patrick's...

  • Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study - Science
    29

    Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study - Science

    3 years ago

    Learning and fun should go hand in hand! Children love to apply their learning to something they relate to, something enjoyable, something that will stick long after the lessons are done. Why not connect a holiday which...

  • Historic Churches of Philadelphia
    5

    Historic Churches of Philadelphia

    3 years ago

    Travel through a special group of buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with me! In my interest in the growth of the Church and historic buildings, I wanted to research some of the first congregations and church...

  • Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study
    17

    Saint Patrick's Day Unit Study

    3 years ago

    It's so much fun to teach and learn using thematic unit studies! I love taking a theme such as a holiday or special topic and relating it to many curricula areas! Even as children go from one subject to another, some of...

  • Valentine's Day Lesson Plans
    27

    Valentine's Day Lesson Plans

    22 months ago

    Holidays are always a great time to enhance educational learning activities. Adding fun topics into school subjects makes them exciting, creative, and fresh! Lessons will be remembered far longer and more thoroughly...

  • Joyful Songs' Music
    31

    Joyful Songs' Music

    3 years ago

    Music and Music Education are subjects that are dear to me, therefore I enjoy writing about them! Find here a collection of music articles, lesson plans, and units that I have written, plus links and other resources for...

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    158

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    22 months ago

    Beethoven is a name almost everyone recognizes throughout the world despite their age, location, or culture. What makes this man's music stand out so clearly in our minds? Even young children can hum out some of his...

  • Bible Verses for Valentines' Day
    90

    Bible Verses for Valentines' Day

    22 months ago

    Valentine's Day: A Celebration of Love!! God has blessed me with very loving family and friends, but the greatest love He has given me comes through His Son, Jesus! During a season when hearts and sentiments of love are...

  • Valentine's Day Recipes for Children
    17

    Valentine's Day Recipes for Children

    22 months ago

    Want an easy way to make something to show your family how much you love them on Valentine's Day? Here are some suggestions to get you started! :D Valentine meals are so much fun to make and share that I've written down...

  • Camping is a Fantastic Hobby!
    27

    Camping is a Fantastic Hobby!

    21 months ago

    Camping is a memorable vacation for families

  • Haitian Foods
    26

    Haitian Foods

    22 months ago

    Help for the Haiti Earthquake Victims ~ With the earthquake of January 2010, many of the Haitian people are in desperate need of food, water, medical care, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs. While reading this...

  • Music Practice Tips
    0

    Music Practice Tips

    21 months ago

    It's so much fun to play a musical instrument! Working with other musicians, performing in front of people, traveling or touring to exciting places, and competing in band competitions are other special activities that...

  • "Chicago" Rocks the World!
    24

    "Chicago" Rocks the World!

    2 years ago

    I love music! It's fun to listen to a variety of all styles of music ~ as long as it's done well. There are many artists that I admire, but I notice that so many of them stick to one genre. I think that is one of the...

  • Saxophones are Sensational!
    21

    Saxophones are Sensational!

    22 months ago

    Saxophones are one of the coolest instruments ever! Find out more about them and their soothing sounds.

  • Rocket Mom JoyfulPamela
    24

    Rocket Mom JoyfulPamela

    2 years ago

    A Rocket Mom? What is that? As of spring of 2009 I didn't have the slightest idea! While surfing the web, I was consistently finding helpful, informative, creative webpages that I enjoyed reading on Squidoo. I couldn't...

  • Valentine's Day Crafts for Children
    40

    Valentine's Day Crafts for Children

    22 months ago

    Is there anything more precious than a child saying "I love you"? How about spending time with your children or students creating works of art to help them express their feelings, or receiving these one of a...

  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
    28

    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals

    22 months ago

    Woof! I mean, Hello! My name is Angel and I am the retriever / lab mixed breed you see in the picture. I am writing this lens webpage (with my human mommy's help) in hopes of telling many people about the American...

  • Retrievers Make Great Pets!
    42

    Retrievers Make Great Pets!

    22 months ago

    I have always loved dogs for as long as I can remember! Their faithful, never ending devotion to their families is remarkable. Always there to greet you when you come home, cuddle up with, play and exercise with,...

  • Nutcracker's Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
    46

    Nutcracker's Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy

    2 years ago

    The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy ~ such beauty, grace, elegance, and fluidity! What young lady hasn't dreamed of flowing across a sparkly stage in a pink tutu dancing with a handsome prince? Well, maybe not everyone,...

  • Movies Filmed in Philadelphia
    18

    Movies Filmed in Philadelphia

    23 months ago

    Many awesome movies have been filmed in Philadelphia! What are your favorites?

  • Christmas in Philadelphia
    25

    Christmas in Philadelphia

    21 months ago

    Visiting Philadelphia area around the Christmas holidays? Check out some incredible activities while you are there! Fun filled parades, Christmas and holiday displays, sports games, musical and theatrical entertainment,...

  • Philadelphia
    6

    Philadelphia

    3 years ago

    I love Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! There are so many wonderful people, exciting entertainment, living historic locations, sports events, and more in the Philly region. ~ Welcome to my virtual trip to the city of...

  • Legos for Learning & Play!
    25

    Legos for Learning & Play!

    21 months ago

    We love Legos! I think we have more Lego and Lego related toys than all the other toys combined! Sure they are fun, cool, and trendy yet classic, but have you ever thought about how much children may learn from playing...

  • March from the Nutcracker Ballet
    13

    March from the Nutcracker Ballet

    21 months ago

    An army of toy soldiers march as they prepare to follow their Nutcracker Prince in defending a beautiful young girl against the evil Mouse King! I bet you can already hear the music accompanying this scene from ... ...

  • Overture from the Nutcracker Ballet
    31

    Overture from the Nutcracker Ballet

    22 months ago

    Let's use our imaginations! I want you to think of the holidays ~ see the beautiful decorations, smell the fresh cut pine, feel the busy shoppers bustling around, taste the warm baked cookies, and...

  • Christmas Unit Study - Math
    5

    Christmas Unit Study - Math

    23 months ago

    Fun math education ideas for students around Christmastime!

  • Christmas Fine Art
    12

    Christmas Fine Art

    22 months ago

    So many amazing pieces of art work have been created over the centuries about the birth of Jesus Christ! Divine inspiration was given to numerous talented artists for these beautiful masterpieces! Come take a...

  • Cranberry Bread
    27

    Cranberry Bread

    21 months ago

    Our senses of taste and smell are always tantalized during the holidays! Special recipes are shared to spread cheer, goodwill, and gratitude . The recipe I want to share is called "ABC Bread" featuring bright...

  • Musician Gifts
    26

    Musician Gifts

    2 years ago

    Is there a musician in your life? Musicians are unique people who like unique things! People have frequently ask me what types of presents they should get for their musician family and friends.So many great gifts! I've...

  • Melodious Music Boxes
    19

    Melodious Music Boxes

    3 years ago

    As a musician, I love to constantly listen to music! It doesn't matter what style or composer some times, it is just nice to hear beautiful music. So, what do musicians and music lovers like to receive as a special...

  • Doggie Toy Boxes
    49

    Doggie Toy Boxes

    23 months ago

    It's that time of year to be thinking of gift giving! Of course, family pets enjoy their share of gifts, too! After all, they have been giving the gifts of love and companionship faithfully all year long! So, what do...

  • Philadelphia Phillies Baseball
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    Philadelphia Phillies Baseball

    23 months ago

    Baseball, America's favorite pasttime, is always thrilling! The incredible Phillies are one of the teams which make it so exciting! Philadelphia baseball began way back in the year of 1883 with the National League! This...

  • Christmas Unit Study - Social Studies
    2

    Christmas Unit Study - Social Studies

    22 months ago

    Christmas is such an amazing time of year to celebrate the birth of the blessed baby, Jesus. While parents and teachers who are teaching about the events of the Bible, and the events of the seasons, why not turn it into...

  • Flutes are Fabulous!
    25

    Flutes are Fabulous!

    21 months ago

    Tips and advice for playing the flute for students and for teacher resources.

  • Music is FUNdaMENTAL
    51

    Music is FUNdaMENTAL

    21 months ago

    Music makes the world go around ... or so they say. Music may express a person's deepest emotions or tell a story. Music is definitely FUN, but have you ever thought about how much it may grow your MENTAL abilities,...

  • JoyfulPamela's Lensography!
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    JoyfulPamela's Lensography!

    2 years ago

    Hello world ~ I'm very glad to meet you! Writing lenses here on Squidoo has been so much fun for me. I truly am enjoying writing and reading the wide range of lens topics throughout Squidoo. I am a performing musician...

  • Christmas Unit Study - Science
    13

    Christmas Unit Study - Science

    20 months ago

    School teachers, Sunday School teachers, home educators, and parents will find fun ideas for teaching Christmas related science lessons.

  • Lewis & Clark Expedition
    67

    Lewis & Clark Expedition

    22 months ago

    The Lewis & Clark Expedition ~ how exciting! Doesn't it send tickles down your spine? A journey on the way across a broad new land! Who knows what they will see, who they will meet, what dangers await, which...

  • The French Revolution
    64

    The French Revolution

    21 months ago

    Materials and suggestions for students and teachers of the French Revolution.

  • History Lesson Resources
    12

    History Lesson Resources

    22 months ago

    As a busy teacher, I found it is useful to have a collection of resources to use when creating my lesson plans, hence, this collection of resources for history lessons.

  • Reading Music
    195

    Reading Music

    20 months ago

    Do you play music, but have wanted to learn how to read music or improve your skills? Here is a lens with resources and materials about reading pitches and rhythms for my students, anyone who wants to read music, and...

  • Orchestra: Brass Family Lapbook Unit
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    Orchestra: Brass Family Lapbook Unit

    23 months ago

    Learning about the brass family of instruments can be so much fun!

  • Orchestra: Woodwind Family Lapbook Unit
    18

    Orchestra: Woodwind Family Lapbook Unit

    23 months ago

    Wonderful wild whistling woodwinds winding through the wind! Wishing you knew more about the woodwind family of instruments? Wonder no more! Whether or not you play one of these beautiful instruments, you will learn...

  • Orchestra: The String Family Lapbook Unit
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    Orchestra: The String Family Lapbook Unit

    3 years ago

    Super, spectacular symphonic string instruments! Soothingly sing along with the slow, slippery, sliding bow strokes or skip along with the spirited, sparkling, staccato sounds of strings! Beautiful string instruments...

  • Patriotic Music Lesson
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    Patriotic Music Lesson

    22 months ago

    Lesson plans for music and history teachers on American Patriotic songs.

  • US Constitution Unit Study
    51

    US Constitution Unit Study

    21 months ago

    Information about the United States Constitution including lesson plans, worksheets, and games.

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